Client Referral Program
2012 Safe Systems’ National Users Conference
New Services
Compliance Guru
In the News
New Employees and Appointments

Safe Systems Client Referral Program—iPad giveaway drawing results!
Thank you for sharing your confidence in Safe Systems by sending us your referrals for our Safe Systems Client Referral Program. For every financial institution you refer to us, you are entered in our quarterly drawing for an iPad (plus we donate an additional $100 to charity for each successful referral)!  Last quarter’s winner was Wismer Hart from Guardian Bank! Congratulations Wismer!  Our next drawing is right when we hit our minimum of only 10 total referrals so please keep those referrals coming for your next chance to win!

Please Save the Date—2012 Safe Systems’ National Users Conference—Tour De Technology
Our conference next year will be May 15-17, 2012 at beautiful Chateau Élan Resort near Atlanta. This educational conference will address the ever-changing FFIEC regulations, information security, business continuity, best practices, and the latest banking technologies and trends today. Our 2011 conference received great reviews from our clients–see the quotes here and the slideshow here. You will be receiving an invitation and additional information in October.

New Services
Safe Systems proudly announces the launch of these new services and enhancements:

Safe Systems’ Virtual CIO (vCIO), an executive leadership service that will provide the necessary regulatory guidance and oversight for your institution in all areas of information technology. Safe Systems’ vCIO will enable your institution to address regulatory requirements while reducing the burden (as well as the overreliance) on key personnel. The Safe Systems vCIO will also provide the leadership necessary to properly align your IT strategy with your institution’s overall strategic objectives, while also facilitating and documenting the support and participation of your senior management team. For more information, please email or contact your Account Manager.

Safe Systems’ Mergers and Acquisition IT Assessment can assist your institution with the M&A process, by providing a comprehensive review of your institution and the acquired institution’s infrastructure, technology staff, current policies, procedures, and overall compliance posture. This is documented with a comprehensive roadmap outlining recommended changes for your proposed future growth plan. By leveraging Safe Systems to properly organize this M&A complex process, your management team can focus on the big picture strategic initiatives for a seamless M&A transaction. For more information, please email or contact your Account Manager.

NetComply’s new enhancement, CAPS, keeps critical applications patched and updated in a proactive and fully automated manner. This comprehensive patching process begins with the appropriate FFIEC testing processes, and then delivers quick, accurate and secure patch updates to all workstation and servers running Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Adobe Flash for Internet Explorer, Java Runtime Environment, and QuickTime. Safe Systems’ CAPS will help to mitigate the multiple risks of running unpatched programs and will automate the time-consuming process of researching, testing and deploying new patches. For more information, please email or contact your Account Manager.

Compliance Guru- 2,000+ financial institutions visiting monthly
Our nationally acclaimed compliance help site “Compliance Guru” has picked up press in several national banking publications.  This compliance help site can keep financial institutions informed of current auditor & examiner trends & the latest FFIEC updates. “The Guru” is Safe Systems’ Director of Compliance, Tom Hinkel, with over twenty-five years of compliance expertise and a certified auditor. Read two of the Guru’s latest posts: Online Transactions—Defining “Normal” and Risk Assessing Internet Banking—Two Different Approaches.

In the News
This quarter Safe Systems was published in 10 different national banking industry journals:

Efficiencies Rain Down from Cloud Computing at Small Banks

Online Banking Authentication Draws Criticism

Using Technology to Drive Compliance

Hurricane Irene: What Financial Services Firms Can Do Now to Prepare

10 Things You Should Do Today to Minimize the Impact of a Disaster

Safe Systems Continues to Improve Rankings on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000

Tech Contracts in M&A Deals

$1 Billion Citizens South Bank Positions for Growth, Leverages Safe Systems’ IT Support in Mergers & Acquisitions Process

Safe Systems Supports Banking Industry Trend, Introduces Mergers and Acquisitions IT Assessment

Safe Systems Hosts Successful 2nd Annual National Users Conference

New Employees and Appointments
Safe Systems is thrilled to be welcoming back our original founder of the 1993 Safe Systems family-Danny Johnston! Danny will play a strategic role in the further development and enhancement of the customer service, sales and marketing departments of Safe Systems. His tremendous talent and experience will be an invaluable addition to our growing company.

We are very excited to announce the addition of Dan Brownell to the growing Safe Systems team. Dan was hired for the position of NOC Analyst with previous IT support experience and is also a graduate of the University of Georgia.

We are happy to welcome Will Hoke to the Safe Systems team. Will has been hired as a NOC Analyst and is a recent graduate of Auburn University in MIS where he was VP of Auburn’s information systems honor society, and worked as information systems support at Auburn University.

Another talented member that we are adding to our growing team is Kai Xu.  Kai has been hired as a NOC Analyst and comes to us with 10+ years IT support and NOC experience.

And just today we are pleased to welcome Dennis Tran to the expanding Safe Systems NOC team. Dennis holds over 5 years of professional experience in IT and NOC support and is a graduate from the University of Georgia, with a management information systems degree.

Congratulations to Brendan McGowan on achieving his promotion to VP, Technical Services.  In his new position, Brendan will oversee our internal infrastructure, R&D, and professional services groups.  Brendan’s exceptional technical aptitude, combined with his intuitive business sense, will be a great asset in helping to shape the technical direction of our company.

We are pleased to announce that Kenneth Pittman has been promoted to Director, Research & Development. In this position, Kenneth will be responsible for the coordination and management of our R&D projects related to new services and new technologies.  Kenneth will coordinate the resources needed for research projects and provide project management

Congratulations to Steven Dean on earning his promotion to NOC Engineer.  Steven has proven his value to the NOC and our clients.  Not only is he earning his stripes as an engineer, he is tirelessly working on his master’s degree in his spare time.

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